Date: 14th June 2015 at 8:52am
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Graeme Shinnie, having agreed a pre-contract from Inverness previously, is now officially an Aberdeen player as is former Man City youngster Joe Nuttall, who was announced earlier this week.

We knew that Shinnie was coming to Pittodrie months ago, afterall he signed a pre-contract agreement almost five-months ago, but now the 23-year-old is a fully confirmed Dons player.

There’s not much he doesn’t know about us and can’t wait to get going with him doing so to ‘achieve things’, those that have been set out to him by Derek McInnes.

Commenting on the Official Website Shinnie said that when he first met the manager McInnes quickly convinced him this was the right club for him.

‘I am raring to go and can’t wait to meet all of the players and staff.

‘I know all about the club and how big the fan base is and after seeing what Aberdeen have done over the last couple of years under Derek McInnes just made me really want to come and join the club and achieve things.

‘I met the manager before I signed and had a chat with him about what he wanted from the club and how he saw things going forward, that suited me and gave me a real buzz and that’s one of the reasons why I came.’

Shinnie, a Scottish Cup winner with Inverness this season, was part of the side beaten by the Dons in the Scottish League Cup last year and the scenes he witness of celebration are something he wants to experience with his hometown club.

‘It was frustrating after last year’s cup final watching Union Street being packed with all of the fans that were celebrating. I want to experience that myself and go and win trophies and have an open top bus down Union Street.’

We’re certainly heading in the right direction Graeme; with your help we’ll look to maintain that momentum!

Another signing that was confirmed was the arrival of 18-year-old former Man City striker Nuttall, he’s arrived on a two-year contract having done enough during a spell training with us to win himself a deal.

Nuttall, also commenting on the Official Website, came through the Man City youth academy and has thanked them for his early development as he looks forward to this new challenge with us.

‘I am very happy to be joining Aberdeen, as it is such an historic club with a fantastic following. I’m really looking forward to what will be an exciting project ahead.

‘I would also like to thank everyone at Manchester City for the last couple of years in contributing to my development.’

First things first, Nuttall will be in the Development Squad when pre-season training begins shortly as we look to defend our title and then the natural progression is to force his way into the first-team squad and I’m sure he will before we know it!


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